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Certificate IV in Accounting

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13 units of competency


About The Course

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting 

If you can picture a long career in Accounting or Financial Services, start here and equip yourself with foundational accounting principles. Want an added bonus? Not many courses offer a seamless transition to Diploma level studies like the Certificate IV in Accounting. This course offers the opportunity to credit transfer 5 units of competency, saving you both money and time.

Please note: This qualification has been superseded by FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

  • BAS Reporting
    Be valuable resource to small business when you study how to prepare business activity statements and instalment reporting.
  • Systems Development
    Gain important insight into the set-up and operation of a computerised accounting system and payroll system – firmly establishing your technical abilities.
  • Financial Administration
    Learn the key administrative tasks involved in financial reporting, operational budgeting and maintaining inventory.
  • Microsoft Excel
    Harness the potential of Microsoft Excel to develop complex spreadsheets, improving your financial analysis & reporting capabilities.
Career Pathways
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounts receivable/payable clerk
  • General accounts office clerk
Entry Requirements

You must hold a Year 10 Certificate or equivalent. To achieve a Certificate IV in Accounting, students must complete 13 units of competency for this qualification.

Studying online with Forme Education

Balancing study with everyday life can be challenging. Studying online enables you the freedom and flexibility of choosing when, where and what you (need to) study and you can interact with educators by phone, email, and web conferencing during business hours.

Forme Education’s online resources include comprehensive learning content, and Forme Education facilitates a one-hour online workshop every four weeks which you can join live, or access as a recording.

The amount of time spent engaged in study in the online resources will vary from student to student and your level of expertise. Forme Education estimates a minimum of approximately 88 hours for the qualification. Because the resources are available to you 24/7, you can revisit the materials as frequently and in as much detail as you need to over the duration of the units.

Assessment for the units may include case studies, compiling portfolios of evidence, projects, short-answer questions, undertaking practical activities and submission of video and or audio recordings, written assignments and reports and a phone or online ‘competency conversation’ with your assessor.

Forme Education allows you up to 52 weeks to complete your qualification and will monitor your progress to provide support and feedback and ensure you are completing individual units according to your individual training plan.

To give you an idea of how much time you’ll need to allocate to your studies and undertake assessment activities (estimated to be approximately 150 – 200 hours) we recommend you allow approximately 10 – 15 hours a week depending on your existing levels of experience.

Student Resource Requirements

In order to study online with Forme Education, students need access to an internet connection and a PC or Mac.  Delivery of education will include video learning and live Skype sessions and will require a minimum of 4GB of data per month. Please ensure you have sufficient access to these learning resources prior to enrolling.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Forme fully supports Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a process for giving students credit for skills, knowledge and experience already attained through working experience. Find out more about the RPL process by downloading our RPL Information.

Course Structure

Design and produce business documents

Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Prepare financial reports

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Administer subsidiary accounts and ledges

Prepare operational budget

Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Evaluate and authorise payment requests

Maintain inventory records

Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

Establish and maintain a payroll system

Course Fees & Payment Options

  • Option 1
    $2995 Total Cost
    • 1:1 Trainer support
    • 20 x eBooks 
    • 55 x Interactive videos
    • Nationally Recognised 
    • RPL Available
    • 2 x Instalments of $1497.50
  • Option 2
    $3294.5 Total Cost
    • 1:1 Trainer support
    • 20 x eBooks 
    • 55 x Interactive videos
    • Nationally Recognised 
    • RPL Available
    • 10 x Instalments of $329.45

    *This option includes a 10% surcharge 

Total course cost $2,995

Option 1: 2 x Instalments of $1497.50

Total course cost $2,995

Option 2: 10 x Instalments of $329.45

Thank you for your enquiry. Once you submit your request we will endeavour to respond to you within 1 business day.
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